Lloyd, Sally The House that’s your Home Schwartz & Wade, 2015. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK
In flowing text, this book describes everything that makes a
house a home for one little girl. Her family and pets that live there, her very
own room with a window, her things, her garden, her swing in the yard, and that
the world is your home too.
This is a super wholesome sweet book with beautiful
illustrations. Its very much a book for a middle class typical family with two
parents, pets, and a charming home. Maybe as a gift from grandparents to their
granddaughter. I think its just abstract enough that it wouldn’t really work
for pre-k or even K, for example the use of fiddlehead ferns and referring to the
heart as a bed. I do a lesson each year with the special education
Kindergarten/First graders on Homes, but not a one of them would relate to this
book –coming from diverse backgrounds, family types, and living situations.
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.